The Wise Decision: The junk has got to go

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A great way to avoid eating junk food is to enjoy wholesome homemade versions of your favorite processed foods. Fast food chicken nuggets are filled with MSG, sugar, gluten, sodium phosphates and other toxins, but not these healthy homemade nuggets. Enjoy these nuggets guilt-free! Servings: 80 nuggets

Here’s what you need:

3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/4 cup almond flour
1/4 cup arrowroot starch
1/2 teaspoon salt
dash of pepper
3 Tablespoons Dijon mustard (gluten free)
3 eggs
3 Tablespoons olive oil
1 box Mary’s Gone Crackers, gluten free crackers, ground to crumbs
1 cup nutritional yeast

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly grease 2 baking sheets with olive oil.

Rinse the chicken breasts and pat dry. Place between two sheets of parchment paper and pound it down to ½ inch thickness. Trim off any excess fat and cut into 2-inch strips. Cut the strips into about 80 2×2 inch nuggets.

Arrange 3 shallow bowls next to your prepared baking pans. In the first bowl combine the almond flour, arrowroot starch, salt and pepper. In the second bowl combine the Dijon, eggs and olive oil. In the third bowl combine the gluten free cracker crumbs and nutritional yeast.

Take each chicken piece and drag it through bowl #1, dip into bowl #2 and roll in bowl #3. Place each coated nugget on the prepared baking sheets.

Bake the chicken for 20 minutes, then turn the oven on high broil for about 2 minutes to get them really crispy.

Serve with natural ketchup and mustard.

*Freeze leftover nuggets in a freezer safe bag. To reheat place on a baking sheet at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes, or until warmed through.

Nutritional Analysis: One Serving equals: 37 calories, 1g fat, 44mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate, 1g fiber, and 4g protein

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Editors note: Sterling Wise is a Certified Personal Trainer, and the CEO and Founder of The Wise Decision. If you would like to learn more about the fitness coach and motivator visit http://thewisedecision.com/ or email him at sterling@thewisedecision.com.

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